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Innovation Accelerator

Helping you Find Innovation Where You Least Expect It!

 

About Us

95% of problems are solved by adapting existing technologies to your problem.

Dr. Tony McCaffrer, co-founder, brings a unique skillset and perspective to problem solving based on his expertise in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology.

Combining his knowledge of the power and limitations of human creativity and problem solving with his understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of computer-based problem solving, Tony created BrainSwarming to maximize the value of each. To that end, the technology enables human-machine interaction to reveal overlooked features of a problem and related adaptable, innovative solutions.

Along with his colleague, James Pearson (Engineer,  former VP of Quality and a Lean Sigma Black Belt), Tony is now working to apply BrainSwarming to address key obstacles to problem solving, creativity and innovation.


 

"Adults seem to need a lot of technology to think like a child again."


We use our latest artificial intelligence techniques in our software along with a new type of patented search engine to help improve the innovation process.      

We used BrainSwarming to come up with a way to save everyone on the Titanic!

 

What is BrainSwarming?

BrainSwarming is a problem solving application that enhances the human-machine interaction to innovate faster and more effectively.   

Dr. McCaffrey  combined his knowledge of the power and limitations of human creativity with his understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of computer-based problem solving.   Tony's PhD work lead to the creation of BrainSwarming. 

The patented technology enables human-machine interaction to reveal overlooked features of a problem and help find related adaptable, innovative solutions.

The software provides an online, real-time, multi-user, interactive  environment so geographically disperse teams can work together to share ideas.

The software also provides a patented, analogous search (vs. a Google literal search) capability that can be applied to any text corpus of data to find 'obscure' or 'hidden' features of the problem that can lead to innovative solutions.

 

BrainSwarming adds technology to your
Ideation Process

 

What is Analogous Search?

A powerful search tool for innovation that is the opposite of a Google search.

Our patented Analogous Search process helps you find adaptable ideas to solve your problem.  Google shows what 'has been done in the past' not how to solve today's new problems.

 

Media & Press Updates

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Featured in HBR

We are discovering that barriers to innovation are like gravity - pervasive, predictable, and not all that strong.

December, 2015

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An Approach to Human-Machine Collaboration.

Most other researchers are still trying to get the computer to creatively solve problems all by itself.

January 2017

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The 'BrainSwarming' Process

The first approach to innovation that yields effective counter techniques to all known cognitive obstacles to innovationAvailable on AMAZON.

July, 2018

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Because Brainstorming Doesn't Work!


Watch this 3 minute clip from HBR about why you should be innovating with BrainSwarming!

March, 2014

 

Get in Touch

Boston, MA

617-834-5805